#826. [Absence of excitability, or of excitement.] Inexcitability. -- N. inexcitability[obs], imperturbability, inirritability[obs]; even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion; tolerance, patience, coolth [coll.].
passiveness &c. (physical inertness) 172; hebetude[obs], hebetation[obs]; impassibility &c. (insensibility) 823; stupefaction.
coolness, calmness &c. adj.; composure, placidity, indisturbance[obs], imperturbation[obs], sang froid[Fr], tranquility, serenity; quiet, quietude; peace of mind, mental calmness.
staidness &c. adj.; gravity, sobriety, Quakerism[obs]; philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper; self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins; presence of mind.
submission &c. 725; resignation; sufferance, supportance[obs], endurance, longsufferance[obs], forbearance; longanimity[obs]; fortitude; patience of Job, patience "on a monument" [Twelfth Night], patience "sovereign o'er transmuted ill" [Johnson]; moderation; repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling; restraint &c. 751.
tranquillization &c. (moderation) 174[obs].
V. be composed &c. adj.
laisser faire[Fr], laisser aller[Fr]; take things easily, take things as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take cooly[obs], take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Latin].
bear the brunt, bear well; go through, support, endure, brave, disregard.
tolerate, suffer, stand, bide; abide, aby[obs]; bear with, put up with, take up with, abide with; acquiesce; submit &c. (yield) 725; submit with a good grace; resign oneself to, reconcile oneself to; brook, digest, eat, swallow, pocket, stomach.
make light of, make the best of, make "a virtue of necessity" [Chaucer]; put a good face on, keep one's countenance; check &c. 751 check oneself.
compose, appease &c. (moderate)174; propitiate; repress &c. (restrain) 751; render insensible &c. 823; overcome one's excitability, allay one's excitability, repress one's excitability &c. 825; master one's feelings.
make oneself easy; make one's mind easy; set one's mind at ease, set one's mind at rest.
calm down, cool down; gentle; thaw, grow cool.
be borne, be endured; go down.
Adj. inexcitable[obs], unexcitable; imperturbable; unsusceptible &c. (insensible) 823; unpassionate[obs], dispassionate; cold-blooded, irritable; enduring &c. v.; stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed; sober, sober minded; grave; sober as a judge, grave as a judge; sedate, demure, cool-headed.
easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm; quiet as a mouse; tranquil, serene; cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard; undemonstrative.
temperate &c. (moderate) 174; composed, collected; unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned; unoffended[obs]; unresisting.
meek, tolerant; patient, patient as Job; submissive &c. 725; tame; content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike[obs]; gentle as a lamb; suaviter in modo[Lat]; mild as mothers milk; soft as peppermint; armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering.
Adv. "like patience on a monument smiling at grief" [Twelfth Night]; aequo animo[Lat], in cold blood &c. 823; more in sorrow than in anger.
Int. patience! and shuffle the cards.
Phr. "cool calm and collected", keep calm in the midst of a storm; "adversity's sweet milk, philosophy" [Romeo and Juliet]; mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspecite [Lat][Seneca]; quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes [Lat][Horace]; "they also serve who only stand and wait" [Milton].